Golf

Ko plays down wrist cyst

Lydia Ko

Kiwi teenager Lydia Ko has labelled 2014 a success and said her troubled left wrist is "fine" ahead of her return to action.

Boet sets sail for US

Torrey Pines

Talented young Canterbury golfer Marcel Boet will compete at Torrey Pines in California this week.

Kiwis line up healthy paydays

Danny Lee

Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee in line for handy paydays should they finish latest PGA Tour tournament well.

Boy, 11, wins club champs

They think: 'Oh, I better not lose to this boy'

Hayato Miya

His competitors must have done a double-take when little Hayato Miya walked up to shake their hands.

Wilkinson and Lee's missed opportunity

Danny Lee

Kiwi golfers Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee had days to forget as they saw potentially handy paydays go down the tubes.

Gym buddies?

Dan Carter bumps into golf star Rory McIlroy

Dan Carter and  Rory McIlroy

Golf star Rory McIlroy has an All Blacks icon backing him at the US Masters this week.

Ko could be youngest winner

Lydia Ko

Teenage golfing superstar Lydia Ko begins preparations for a shot at a 146-year-old record.

Holes in one two a penny

Golf ball sits on the edge of hole.

Two Christchurch golfers playing in a group of four made a hole in one on the same hole - a one in 17,000,000 chance.

Jones does the unthinkable

Betty Jones

Annoyed only men's names featured on club board, Betty Jones goes and shoots better than her age, 85.

Lee has much to celebrate

Danny Lee

Danny Lee made more money in four rounds of golf this week than he did in the entire 2012 PGA Tour season.

Great cricketer, handy golfer

pontingstrap

Chatting with Australia's recently retired Ricky 'Punter' Ponting about golf and life after cricket.

Lee shines in Arrowtown

lee strap

Richard Lee could be the New Zealand Open's diamond in the rough.

McCall's raving review about course design

Vaughan McCall

Southland amateur Vaughan McCall overcame early nerves to card an impressive opening round at the New Zealand Open yesterday, then gave rave reviews about Millbrook Resort.

Studious Brown leads Kiwi contingent at Open

Andrew Dodt

Mark Brown did his homework and aced the exam.

Ponting not wanting on fairways

Ricky Ponting

There's a reason Ricky Ponting is a +1 handicapper at famed Royal Melbourne.

Brown needs to build

Mark Brown

If Mark Brown is to go on and win the New Zealand Open, he'll need extra work and diligent preparation.

Fox seeks new route to PGA Tour

Ryan Fox

Ryan Fox could be the first Kiwi to qualify for the PGA Tour through China.

Don't 'mess around' Ko told

lydia ko

Six-times PGA Tour winner Rocco Mediate is urging 16-year-old Kiwi golf star Lydia Ko to keep the tinkering to a minimum.

Hendry happy to be on the defensive

Michael Hendry

Even most of his opposition think of Michael Hendry as the defending champion in Arrowtown this week.

Brown's winning formula

Mark Brown

FRED WOODCOCK IN ARROWTOWN - The Press

New Zealand golfer Mark Brown was quick to swap beer bottles for a notepad as he schooled up on the two courses to be used for the New Zealand Open in Arrowtown.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Golf crowds

OPINION: The idea was solid, the crowd was bumper, but the execution very average.

Lydia Ko misses title

Mi Hyang Lee - NZ Women's Champion

Lydia Ko

Korean golfer Mi Hyang Lee has upstaged Lydia Ko to win the New Zealand Women's Open with a sensational, final round of nine-under 63.

Ko under par but delivers

Lydia Ko

The fear of letting down fans stopped an unwell Lydia Ko from pulling out of the NZ Women's Open.

Lydia Ko in bid for title

Lydia Ko

LATEST: Lydia Ko has a chance to defend her New Zealand Women's Open title tomorrow but she almost didn't make it to the first tee today.

Ko recovers from poor start

Lydia Ko

Sizzling back nine, including a gallery-rousing chip-in on her final hole, keeps Ko in contention.

Teen matching it with Ko

Amelia Garvey

Christchurch schoolgirl Amelia Garvey almost had to pinch herself while on course at NZ Women's Open.

Grandstand finish

Live coverage: Lydia Ko ends three under

Lydia Ko

LATEST: Lydia Ko roars home with a five-under-par last nine holes after a two-over first nine at NZ Open.

Winner enjoys $7.5k day with Ko

Jason Rowling and Lydia Ko

Jason Rowling said the $7500 it cost to play with Lydia Ko in the NZ Women's Open Pro-am was worth every cent.

Round with Ko money well spent

Lydia Ko

Jason Rowling's wife, Sharlene, spent $7500 for him to play with world No 4 Lydia Ko in the New Zealand Women's Open Pro-am and the Tauranga golfer said it was worth every cent.

Ko does her best to cope

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko is about as comfortable as any 16-year-old could be dealing with everything that goes with being a world class sportsperson.

Expectations unlikely to worry Ko

Lydia Ko

OPINION: Last year it was hoped Lydia Ko would win the New Zealand Women's Open. This year it's expected.

Ko no certainty for future Opens

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko would love to play in every New Zealand Women's Open but she can't guarantee it.

Ko's confidence key to success

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko's success as a junior may have tricked her into bypassing the normal stages of self-doubt.

Couple buy $7.5k round with Ko

Lydia Ko

Tauranga woman pays $7500 for husband to play a round of golf with Lydia Ko in Christchurch.

Huge test for Amelia

Teen qualifies for New Zealand Women's Open

Amelia Garvey will this week become the second youngest golfer to play in the New Zealand Women’s Open.

Amelia Garvey will miss her first day of year 10 at Burnside High School, but the 13-year-old has a pretty good excuse.

Ko's status set to soar

Lydia Ko

A leading golf writer predicts Lydia Ko could follow Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie and have an appeal that transcends the sport.

Women golfers 'an untapped market'

Golf ball sits on the edge of hole.

While New Zealand enjoys Lydia Ko's success, there are still not the programmes in place to help women get into golf.

Cho keen to follow Ko up rankings

Remember Cecilia Cho? She was Lydia Ko's golfing sparring partner as the talented teens pushed each other to both become the world's No 1 amateur.

Ko urged to take time out

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko's new coach wants her to spend less time playing golf and has urged the talented teen to get a hobby.

Ko finishes with plenty in reserve

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko opened her 2014 LPGA Tour season with a top-10 and a handy 15-under total, but is confident she has more in the tank at this week's New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch.

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